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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather
1892

August

17 [continued from preceding page] with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. Had 24 visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

18: Moderate breeze to light N.West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze to a gale N.W. clear, fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 41 visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower.

19: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower and went to Newport on business. Had twenty-seven visitors today. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 10.A.M.

20: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 29 visitors. Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. 2nd ass't returned to station at 3.30 P.M.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had thirty one visitors today. Keeper and 2nd ass't showing visitors the tower.

22: Light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with thick, damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower. 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had 18 visitors.

23: Light South wind & calm with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds to N.W. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had 26 visitors. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. 2nd ass't went to Newport on business.

24: Light N.W. wind & calm with little damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower. Had 50 visitors. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9.A.M.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 11 A.M. 1st ass't went to Newport. Had [blank space, apparently left for insertion of # of visitors] today. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

26: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather most of the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. Had 27 visitors. Steamer Willamett sailed at 1.P.M.

27: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 21 visitors. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport.

28: Moderate to fresh breeze N. to N.W. these 24 hours with clear but somewhat smooky??? [smokey?} weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 26 visitors. today. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. Mr. A. J. Brownlie, Superintendent of L. House Construction visited the station at 10.A.M. and left for Newport at 11.A.M. U.S. L.House tender passed by the light at 2.30 P.M. and crossed the Yaquina bar to Newport.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to South wind & calm. Thick, damp fog. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport to take the Library and get another. Had 44 visitors. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower. U.S. Light-House Inspector arrived at the station at 9.30 A.M. Inspected the station and left for Newport at 10 A.M. Also landed the annual supplies for the station.

30: Light South wind with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Oliver hauling supplies. Keeper storing away supplies and showing visitors in tower. Had 22 visitors. Keepers putting new stove up and new stove in 1st and 2nd ass'ts quarters today. [continued on next page]

Page Notes

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Owlivia

On the 28th, Mr. A. J. Brownlie, Superintendent of L. House Construction visited the station at 10.A.M. and left for Newport at 11.A.M.

Owlivia

Regarding how keepers passed the time: on the 29th, "Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport to take the Library and get another."

Owlivia

On 29th: "U.S. Light-House Inspector arrived at the station at 9.30 A.M." The lower left corner of this page appears to be the confirmation signature of the Inspector, dated August 29th '92

gkazebier

Head Keeper - Frank Plummer, First Assistant -Edward Rice, Second Assistant - Isaac L. Smith